Monthly Archives: October 2015

A fraudster Down Under: Robert Atcherley Taylor – Part 7

< Back to Part 6 Released early from a 14 year stretch on Norfolk Island, which had itself replaced a sentence of death, Robert Atcherley Taylor returned to Tasmania. His many months of good work as a convict-chaplain, which had won him his freedom, also served to prepare him for life on the outside. He was ready to go straight…. Read more »

A fraudster Down Under: Robert Atcherley Taylor – Part 6

< Back to Part 5 A death sentence would, in most cases, bring a person’s life story to a rather unpleasant end – but not in the case of Robert Atcherley Taylor! The judgement of death initially recorded following Robert’s conviction in Sydney for “obtaining money under false pretences” was not carried out. Instead, his sentence was “Commuted to 14… Read more »